This Week in Books (July 17)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.


At the peak of her career as lead singer of a legendary 1980s indie band, Meredith Vincent was driven off the international stage by a horrific incident. Now living a quiet existence in a cottage on the grounds of an old stately home, she has put her past behind her and come to terms with her new life.

When a body is found in the manicured gardens of her home, and a series of inexplicable and unsettling events begins to occur, it becomes clear that someone is watching, someone who knows who she is … Someone who wants vengeance.

And this is only the beginning…


It was supposed to be the perfect reunion: six university friends together again after twenty years. Host Ali finally has the life she always wanted, a career she can be proud of and a wonderful family with her college boyfriend, now husband. But that night her best friend makes an accusation so shocking that nothing will ever be the same again.

When Karen staggers in from the garden, bleeding and traumatised, she claims that she has been assaulted—by Ali’s husband, Mike. Ali must make a split-second decision: who should she believe? Her horrified husband, or her best friend? With Mike offering a very different version of events, Ali knows one of them is lying—but which? And why?

When the ensuing chaos forces her to re-examine the golden era the group shared at university, Ali realises there are darker memories too. Memories that have lain dormant for decades. Memories someone would kill to protect.


She was young and beautiful, married to a famous author. They were celebrating their anniversary at their stunning country estate. So why did Julia Blake walk out of her perfect life, apparently leaving no trace?

Seren, a junior reporter for the local paper, can’t believe her luck when she lands an exclusive with Julia’s husband, Max. But as Seren spends more time at the couple’s remote mansion, probing ever deeper into the case, dark questions await.

What was Julia really like, behind closed doors? Was her marriage to this brooding, secretive man as perfect as it seemed? And did she really mean to disappear that night – or was she murdered? 

Feeling the pressure this week so keeping my head down and getting stuck in. What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  8 comments for “This Week in Books (July 17)

  1. July 17, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I’m still reading The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw and I’m not happy with it. I was supposed to finish it last week but it’s terribly slow. I wish to finish it today only and start another book. Most probably Kaerou- Time to go home by Janne Shibahara and Willow by Grace Parks.

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    • July 17, 2019 at 11:52 am

      Oh, doesn’t sound like a fun reading experience. Do so hope your next book is a much better fit for you, Yesha!

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  2. July 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    I finished listening to The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole this morning and have just started listening to The Hardest Route, a domestic drama romance if that’s a genre? 🤔

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  3. July 17, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I enjoyed The Last Stage and the other two are on my TBR pile waiting (im)patiently.


  4. Yvo
    July 20, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Great selection as always! 😉 Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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